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Minutes

Ordinary Council Meeting

20 June 2016, 7:00pm

All minutes are subject to confirmation at a subsequent

meeting and may be amended by resolution at that meeting.

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Ordinary Council 20 June 2016

Minutes

 

PRESENT: Councillor D. Hutchens (Chair), Councillor S. Bennison, Councillor K. Brent, Councillor D. Brooks-Horn, Councillor M. Gold, Councillor D. Karpin, Councillor P. Palmer, and Councillor D. Strassberg.

 

ALSO PRESENT: General Manager, Executive Manager – Corporate Services, Executive Manager – Environmental Services, Executive Manager – Open Space & Urban Services, Executive Manager – Human Services, Director – Major Projects, Strategic Planners and Manager – Governance.

 

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST:

Councillor Bennison declared a pecuniary conflict of interest in relation the following items:-

·         “Construction Program and Progress Update Redevelopment of Rosenthal Car Park Site” as he has purchased a unit across the street from the site in Birdwood Avenue.  He advised he would vacate the chamber and not debate or vote on the item; and

·         “Sydney Metro EIS - Chatswood To Sydenham” as he has a client who has a property affected by the land acquisitions for the project.  He advised he would vacate the chamber and not debate or vote on the item.

 

Councillor Brooks-Horn declared a non pecuniary conflict of interest that is not significant in relation to the “Construction Program and Progress Update Redevelopment of Rosenthal Car Park Site” as he is a Board Member of the Lane Cove Club located across the street from the site.  He advised he would debate and vote on the item.

 

APOLOGIES 

Apologies were received on behalf of Councillor S. Cheong.

101

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that the apology be accepted and leave of absence be granted.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

OPENING OF MEETING WITH PRAYER

The meeting was opened with a prayer by the General Manager.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

The Mayor gave an acknowledgement of Country.

 

WEBCASTING OF COUNCIL MEETING

The Mayor advised those present that the Meeting was being webcast.

 

SUSPENSION OF STANDING ORDERS

102

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Brent that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three (3) minutes.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Doug Stuart of Longueville, expressing concern in relation to the Notice of Motion “Plebiscites – Forced Mergers”.

 

RESUMPTION OF STANDING ORDERS

103

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Palmer that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CONFIRMATION OF MINUTES OF ORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING - 16 MAY 2016 AND OF EXTRAORDINARY COUNCIL MEETING -  20 MAY 2016

104

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brooks-Horn that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 May 2016 and the Extraordinary Council meeting held on the 20 May 2016 be received.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

105

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Brooks-Horn and Strassberg that the minutes of the Ordinary Council meeting held on the 16 May 2016 and the Extraordinary Council meeting held on the 20 May 2016 be confirmed.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Mayoral Minutes

 

Mayoral Minute - Inaugural Lane Cove Garden Competition

106

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillor Hutchens that the General Manager provide a report on the options for Council having an annual Garden Competition, with the report to include:-

1.   Timing of the competition;

2.   Categories that would be covered and suggested prize amounts;

3.   Possible sponsorship opportunities;

4.   Judging criteria;

5.   Promotional opportunities; and

6.   Operation of an open garden scheme.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Suspension of Standing Orders

107

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Standing Orders be suspended and that members of the public who wish to address Council be allowed to do so for a maximum of three (3) minutes.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

PUBLIC FORUM

 

Don Murchison of Greenwich, requesting Council consider the inclusion of bicycle access in the Rosenthal Car Park Redevelopment, supporting bicycle and pram access to the Greenwich Baths as part of the Greenwich Baths upgrade and requesting the bus shelter located at 150 Epping Road be relocated away from the cycleway.

 

Resumption of Standing Orders

108

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Bennison that Standing Orders be resumed.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Notices of Motion

 

Plebiscites - Forced Mergers

109

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Karpin that:-

1.    Should the Australian Labor Party form Government on 2 July 2016, and subject to funding being made available, that Council write to the Australian Electoral Commission and request a plebiscite on the question, ‘if the residents of the current Lane Cove Area (LGA) want to amalgamate with Hunters Hill and Ryde Council’;

2.    With respect to 1 (above), that the General Manager be delegated authority to determine the question and other necessary administrative requirements;

3.    Write to the Prime Minister the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull and ask him to publically respond prior to the election on 2 July 2016:-

a.  If he supports the views of the former Prime Minister the Hon. John Howard of allowing any Local Government area in Australia to undertake a plebiscite and any plebiscite to be paid by the Federal Government;

b.  To support and/or match the offer by the Australian Labor Party to offer Federally funded plebiscites in all 152 Councils in NSW; and

4.    Council write to the Premier of NSW, the Hon. Mike Baird noting our current legal proceedings with respect of the proposed forced amalgamation of this Council with Hunters Hill and Ryde Councils and our previous attempts by this Council to meet with him to discuss our alternative to mergers, and again request a meeting with the Premier to discuss an alternative to the current amalgamation proposal.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Determination

 

Fleming Street Road Naming and Addressing

110

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that Council:-

1.   Name the private roadway between 18 and 20 Fleming Street, as Nichols Close;

2.   Renumber the properties along the roadway to those shown in this report;

3.   Place a sign at the commencement of Nichols Close indicating the road name;

4.   Notify property owners and other submitters of Council’s decision;

5.   Notify the appropriate agencies of the change; and

6.   Publish this decision in the local newspaper as soon as practicable.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

River Road / Northwood Road Intersection

111

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that Council makes a formal submission to the local State and Federal Members and Minister for Roads for urgent funding for signalisation of River Road / Northwood Road intersection, Lane Cove.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Cr Bennison left the meeting at 7:19pm.

 

Construction Program and Progress Update Redevelopment of Rosenthal Car Park Site

112

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Hutchens and Gold that:-

1.   The report be received and noted;

2.   Council authorise the General Manager to:-

a.   Call tenders for the development of the Rosenthal Car Park utilising a One Stage Construction Strategy with Accelerated Parking Availability, with tenderers required to provide an initial quantity of public parking in the shortest possible time as part of their bid and also specify an optional cost premium to further accelerate the provision of an initial quantity of public parking; and

b.   Commence a further round of community engagement with shop keepers, residents and other key stakeholders to determine appropriate amelioration measures for further consideration by Council; and

3.   A Council officer be appointed to communicate and liaise with the local community and businesses, as opposed to role being outsourced to the developers and/or project managers.      

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Cr Bennison (Total 1).

 

Cr Bennison returned to the meeting at 7:25pm.

 

Little Lane Change of Name

113

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that Council:-

1.   Rename Little Lane to Pottery Lane;

2.   Notify the authors of all submissions and adjacent properties of Council’s decision;

3.   Advertise the change of name in a local newspaper as soon as practicable; and

4.   Notify agencies of the change of name.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Policy on Addressing

114

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Bennison that Council:-

1.   Adopt the attached Policy on Addressing;

2.   Insert into the Development Application Checklist a requirement that addresses be submitted at the Development Application stage that are in accordance with Council’s Addressing Policy;

3.   Include a standard Condition of Consent referencing compliance with the approved numbering system, compliant with Council’s Addressing;

4.   Notify the authors of submissions of Council’s decision; and

5.   Advertise the adoption of the Policy in a local newspaper as soon as practical.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Traffic Committee - May 2016

115

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Gold that:-

1.    Council adopt the recommendations of the Lane Cove Traffic Committee meeting held on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 with the exception of Item Y2; and

2.    Item Y2, which relates to a Road Safety Audit of the Penrose Street / Bridge Street corridor, be referred for discussion at the next available Councillor Workshop.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Cr Bennison left the meeting at 7:27pm.


 

 

Sydney Metro EIS - Chatswood to Sydenham

116

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Hutchens that:-

1.   The report be received and noted; and

2.   Council make a submission on the EIS in terms of the report, in particular in relation to  the traffic impacts identified, as the EIS has not had regard to the flow on effects to the Lane Cove LGA and the need to better integrate the new Crows Nest station with Council’s planning for St Leonards.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 7).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

Absent was Cr Bennison (Total 1).

 

Cr Bennison returned to the meeting at 7:28pm.

 

Response to Delegates and Boundaries Commission Reports - Hunters Hill, Lane Cove and Ryde Council's Merger Proposal

117

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Bennison and Gold that Council:-

1.   Receive and note the Report; and

2.   Endorse the amended submission to the Minister for Local Government in respect of the Delegates Report and comments by the Boundaries Commission for the Municipality of Hunter’s Hill, Lane Cove Municipal Council and City of Ryde Merger Proposal.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Request for Reimbursment of Travel Expenses - Town Crier

118

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Hutchens that Council:-

1.   Give Public Notice under Section 356 of the Local Government Act 1993 of its intention to grant Mr. Bill Wallace up to $700.00 (inc. GST) to assist in travel and accommodation expenses to attend the 2016 National Town Crier Championships to represent Lane Cove;

2.   Subject to no objections being received, provide a grant to Mr. Bill Wallace of up to $700.00 (inc. GST); and

3.   Write to the Lane Cove Town Crier, Mr Bill Wallace, thanking him for his extensive contribution to the cultural life of Lane Cove and wishing him all the best for the upcoming Championships.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 


 

 

Local Government Remuneration Tribunal Determination for Councillor Fees

119

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that the following annual fees be paid to the Mayor and Councillors for 2016/17:-

  • Councillors $18,840; and
  • Mayor $41,090 (in addition to the Councillors fee)

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Officer Reports for Information

 

Tender Negotiations for the Renovation of the Greenwich Baths Clubhouse Building

120

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Brooks-Horn and Karpin that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

Council Snapshot

121

RESOLVED on the motion of Councillors Gold and Brent that the report be received and noted.

 

For the Motion were Crs Gold, Hutchens, Karpin, Palmer, Bennison, Brent, Brooks-Horn and Strassberg (Total 8).

Against the Motion was Nil (Total 0).

 

CLOSE

 

The meeting closed at 7:33pm.

 

Confirmed at the Ordinary Council Meeting of 18 July 2016, at which meeting the signature herein is subscribed.

 

 

MAYOR

 

 

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